The Art of Scalability is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services. As well as having technical and architectural implications, scale needs to be dealt with on the organizational level. The goal is to show the reader how to organize technology, people and processes to result in a virtuous circle, a path of continuous improvement to scalability.
DevOps is an attempt to break the barrier between development and operations teams, who are both required for the successful delivery of software says Danilo Sato. His book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
An interview with Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility. Larman also explained how organizations can work with feature teams, and gave examples of how teams and stakeholders can be in direct contact with their customers and users and can work together to ship their product every sprint.
Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.
In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3
Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people.
This article reviews several modern movements such as Unstructured BPM, Social BPM, Dynamic BPM, and ACM. The article concludes with a generic method that allows switching between BPM and ACM. 6
In this article, authors Neil Harrison and Paris Avgeriou discuss a pattern-based architecture review process to help with quality attributes as well as agile practices like frequent releases. 1
InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1